Mrs. Donna Jean “Mama Jean” Holland of Southern Pines formerly of Raeford went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 86.
Mrs. Holland was born in Winston-Salem on May 23, 1935, to the late Robert Milton McNeill and Janet Story McNeill. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, James Richard McNeill, and Robert Milton McNeill Jr. Mrs. Holland was a member of Antioch Presbyterian Church where she was an Honorary Life Membership Recipient. Jean was the Co-owner of Raeford Kindergarten and the owner and operator of Raeford Play School before she retired. She not only loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, but also loved and cared for many children in Hoke County.
Mrs. Holland is survived by her husband of 64 years Fred J. Holland of Southern Pines, two daughters Robin H. McDuffie and her husband Mike of Pittsboro, NC. Donna H. Lewis and her husband Mack of Pinehurst, NC, two sons David Holland and his wife Melissa of Raeford, NC and Neill Holland and his wife Jennifer of Raeford, NC, eight grandchildren; Leigh, Kate, Franklin, Stephen, Jeremy, Taylor, Carmen, and Chase, eight great grandchildren; Mason, Laney, Molly, Audrey, Jack, Olivia, Braylon, and Macie, a sister Mary Ann Hartman and her husband, Larry of Advance, NC, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Pastor Jim Smith and Reverend Dr. David Hudson officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the gravesite.
Memorials may be made to:
Antioch Presbyterian Church
6582 Red Springs Road
Red Springs, NC 28377
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